Phakaaathi Reporter
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9 Oct 2017
10:14 am

Ghana FA reports PSL referee to Fifa

Phakaaathi Reporter

Ghana are not happy with decisions taken by South African referee Daniel Bennett in their World Cup qualification match against Uganda.

Referee Daniel Bennett. ©Gavin Barker/BackpagePix

Bennett disallowed a late goal from the Black Stars in the dying minutes of the game which saw the game end in a goalless draw.

“The Ghana Football Association (GFA) has lodged a protest with Fifa over the performance of referee Daniel Bennett and his assistants Eldrick Adelaide and Steve Marie during the 2018 World Cup qualifier against Uganda on Saturday,” read a statement issued by Ghana FA.

“The GFA filed the protest to football’s world governing body, Fifa, immediately after the match at the Mandela National Stadium in Kampala.

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“Mr Bennett and assistants denied Ghana a perfect goal in the 93rd minute with television replays showing that it was a perfect goal.

“The referee also denied Ghana a penalty earlier in the second-half when Ghana midfielder Frank Acheampong was brought down in the box.

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“These and several other decisions by the match officials have left the GFA with no option than to ask FIFA to examine their performances.

“The GFA respectfully asked FIFA to consider the possibility of a replay in order to serve the ends of justice without fear or favour.”

Bennett was assisted by Eldrick Adelaide and Steve Marie.